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Great Decisions

Briefing Books & Educational Resources

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Order from the Indiana Council on World Affairs, Inc. 
the State Coordinator for the Foreign Policy Association

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About Great decisions

Published by the Foreign Policy Association (FPA), Great Decisions is America's largest discussion program on world affairs. These timely, impartial, expert analyses present policy options for considering critical global topics of concern by U.S. policymakers.   


In Indiana, the Indiana Council on World Affairs is the Foreign Policy Association's State Coordinator for books and educational resources, and as such, offers Great Decisions Briefing Books, DVDs and the Teacher's Guide Digital PDF download, at discount.


For those who want to convene group discussion on the Great Decisions topics, the books contain questions and tools for discussion.  Use of the Teachers Guide provides further support material for facilitating group discussion.


While the formats for offering the material vary, the suggested model involves reading the Great Decisions Briefing Book, watching the DVD and meeting in a discussion group to share and review ideas on the most critical global issues facing America today.     


Note: For the Academic WorldQuest, a program for high school students, each school with a teacher who registers for AWQ 2022 will receive a copy of the Great Decisions 2021 Briefing Book, upon request and as available. Additional books may be ordered at AWQ educational discount rate. Also available: DVDs and the Teachers Guide PDF download.

Great Decisions Briefing Books

topics 2020


1. Climate Change

2. India and Pakistan

3. Red Sea Region

4. Human Trafficking

5. Northern Triangle

6. China in Latin America

7. The Philippines

8. Artificial Intelligence

topics 2021

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1. Global Supply Chains

2. Persian Gulf Security

3. Brexit & European Union

4. The Arctic 

5. China and Africa

6. Korean Peninsula

7. WHO & Pandemic 

8. Globalization

topics 2022

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1. Changing Demographics

2. Outer Space

3. Climate Change

4. Russia and the U.S.

5. Myanmar and Asean

6. Quad Alliance

7. Drug Policy-Latin America 

8. Industrial Policy

9. Biden's Agenda

FREE video links  

Great Decisions 2020 Topic Descriptions & FREE Videos via YouTube

For Academic WorldQuest 2022

Great Decisions 2021

Topic Descriptions 

NEW topics: Great Decisions 2022

Great Decisions 2022

Topic Descriptions 

Learn more about your world!
Great Decisions is valued among a variety of learning groups.

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